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New Trusts Act - Disputes

New Trusts Act - Disputes
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The much-anticipated Trusts Act 2019 comes into force on 30 January 2021 with fundamental changes for practitioners working in this area including information that must be provided by trustees to beneficiaries of family trusts.  This four-part webinar series ‘New Trusts Act’ will consist of:

Webinar 4 - New Trusts Act - Disputes

The Trusts Act 2019 will change the way that trust disputes are litigated. It introduces provisions governing the process for challenging trustees’ decisions, updates and clarifies existing provisions giving beneficiaries access to the courts, and updates and clarifies existing provisions which provide protections for trustees. It also provides for alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration.

This webinar will consider a number of provisions in the Trusts Act 2019 which are expected to change the way trust disputes are litigated and enhance the options available for resolving trust disputes.

Topics covered will include:

  • Challenging trustees’ decisions under the new Act
  • Beneficiaries’ and Trustees’ access to the courts
  • Disclosure of information during disputes
  • Alternative dispute resolution under the new Act.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Reinforce your understanding of trustees’ rights and obligations.
  • Understand beneficiaries’ rights.
  • Be able to advise your clients on how to use the provisions of the Trusts Act 2019 to their advantage during disputes.

Who should attend

All property, family, and litigation lawyers who are involved with trusts & estates.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.


  • Greg Kelly, Principal, Greg Kelly Law, Wellington
  • Kimberly Lawrence, Associate, Greg Kelly Law, Wellington

Fee (Incl GST)


Webinar Series (3x online cpd + 1x webinar + PDF books)

  • $364 – NZLS members and NZLS Associate members
  • $424 – Non-members
Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Click here


  • Webinar 4 - 11.00am - 12.30pm Wednesday 19 August
  • Registration closes for webinar 4 - 3.00pm, Tuesday  18 August 2020

View PDF brochure and registration form here.

Webinar 19 August
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Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

Since the webinar is available to registrants as an archive after the live presentation, there is no cancellation – we just transfer your user status as a registrant from the live presentation to a purchaser of the webinar package of recorded webinar, PowerPoints and booklet.

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